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Dialogue with the Carmelites

Dialogue with the Carmelites

A Feature film by Philippe Agostini, Père Bruckberger

Produced by Champs-Élysées Production

Release in France : 10/06/1960

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Actors (33)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Champs-Élysées Production

Film exports/foreign sales :


Foreign production company :

Titanus Produzione

French distribution :

Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

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This drama about the Carmelite order of nuns is set during the French Revolution. A young woman seeks refuge with the Carmelites because she is terrified of dying during the upheaval. The longer she associates with the nuns the more she is transformed by their faith and devotion. When the nuns are rounded up to be guillotined for their beliefs, the young woman finds enough courage to not only overcome her fear of dying, but to substitute herself for one of the nuns so that the order can continue in that one life that was saved.

Full credits (20)

Executive Producer :

Jules Borkon

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Philippe Agostini, Père Bruckberger

Authors of original work :

Gertrude von Le Fort, Georges Bernanos

Director of Photography :

André Bac

Assistant Operators :

Jean Castagnier, Valéry Ivanow

Production Manager :

Pierre Laurent

Editor :

Gilbert Natot

Continuity supervisor :

Madeleine Santucci

Music Composer :

Jean Françaix

Still Photographer :

Jean-Louis Castelli

Assistant Director :

Fernand Marzelle

Dialogue Writers :

Philippe Agostini, Père Bruckberger

Foreign Producer :

Goffredo Lombardo

Sound Recordist :

Antoine Archimbaud

Camera Operator :

Jean-Marie Maillols

Press Attaché (film) :

Richard Balducci

Assistant editor :

Colette Leloup

Production Designer :

Maurice Colasson

Costume designer :

Anne-Marie Marchand

Location manager :

Margot Capelier

Technical details

Feature film

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Literary adaptation

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France, Italy

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Runtime :

1 h 52 min

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